Music - Standing on ceremony

4th September 2009 at 01:00

A composition by Aberdeenshire fiddler Paul Anderson - "Land of the Standing Stones" - will create a lasting Homecoming legacy, the local authority hopes.

Aberdeenshire Council commissioned the slow air for fiddle to mark its St Andrew's Day music initiative, which will see its arts development team involved in a range of community events.

The aim is for schools and other local organisations to take the piece as the starting point for other composers to use it as an inspiration for their own music or as part of an arrangement for different instruments.

Mr Anderson said the title of the piece was inspired by the Tomnaverie Circle where it was composed. Aberdeenshire has one of the greatest concentrations of standing stones and stone circles in the world. standingstones.

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